One of the key functions of councils is to contribute to the establishment of the broad vision and direction for the school. Strategic planning is the process of reflecting on past performance, establishing future directions and deciding what will constitute success. In other words, it involves the school community considering these questions:
• where have we been?
• where do we want to go?
• how will we get there?
• how will we know if we have been successful?
The Department has developed a Framework for Improving Student Outcomes. The Framework has the following components: an Improvement Model with four state-wide priorities and six high-impact, evidence-based Improvement Initiatives to focus efforts; an Improvement Cycle for continuous improvement, which includes strategic planning; and Improvement Measures to enable us to determine our success.
Melton Primary School’s Current Strategic Plan can be viewed below: